Napa cannabis business boosters drop ballot initiative

  • Boosters pressing for commercial cannabis cultivation in Napa Valley Wednesday announced plans to withdraw their ballot initiative saying they now prefer regulations they are seeking to be included in an ordinance by the county board of supervisors.
  • ” Following discussions with industry trade associations, various members of the Napa Board of Supervisors and community, the NVCA and The Committee prefer an ordinance that is a living document, over an initiative process,” Napa Valley Cannabis Association board member Eric Sklar wrote.
  • Measure J, or the Napa County Cannabis Regulation Initiative, sets limits on sizes of ” grow” operations, proximity to vineyards and other businesses, and other regulations.
  • Agricultural interests, particularly winemakers, previously voiced strong opposition to the ballot measure and commercial cannabis in Napa County.

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